BUSINESS - Six jetties underway in Rangoon

Construction is underway for six major jetties in Rangoon — four in Ahlone Township and two in Botahtaung — according to state media. The report said that the terminals or ports are designed to accommodate large freighters to ease handling of a surge in shipping trade. While imports and exports continue to rise, Burma still lacks large ports and modern equipment. According to the report, large ships have to anchor in the gulf and move products to smaller boats for docking.